Acoustical Society of America

  • Frederick V. Hunt Postdoctoral Fellowship in Acoustics
    Fellows receive a stipend, provided jointly by the Hunt estate and a fund established by the Acoustical Society, to support their research on a topic in acoustics at an institution of their choice.
    Deadline: October

American Association of Hispanics in Higher Education

  • Outstanding Dissertations Competition
    The first place winner of the Outstanding Dissertations Competition will receive an award in the amount of $3,000. The second place winner will receive an award of $2,000. The third place winner will receive an award of $1,000
    Deadline: August

American Association of University Women

  • American Fellowships
    Women pursuing full-time study to complete dissertations, conducting postdoctoral research full-time, or preparing research for publication for eight consecutive weeks.

       Deadline: November 1

  • International Fellowships
    Women pursuing full-time graduate or postdoctoral study in the United States who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents

       Deadline: November 15

American Chemical Society

  • Women Chemists Committee/Eli Lilly Travel Award
    Funding for undergraduate, graduate, and postdoctoral female chemists to travel to meetings to present the results of their research.

    Deadlines: March 1 for  meetings between July 1 and December 31; September 15 for meetings between January 1 and June 30.

American Heart Association

American Society for Engineering Education

       Deadline: Rolling admission

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) Association

Argonne National Laboratory

  • Maria Goeppert Mayer and Enrico Fermi Fellowships
    Fellows are hired as an Argonne Scholar with benefits, salary and a research stipend. Appointments may be renewed annually for up to 3 years, with the possibility of retention.

       Deadline: October

Army Research Laboratory

Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation

  • Postdoctoral Fellowship in Chemical Sciences
    Award of $180,000 for two years of salary, fringes and research support to conduct advanced research within in the core areas of fundamental chemistry
    Deadline: September
  • Postdoctoral Fellowship in Chemical Instrumentation
    Award of $180,000 for two years of salary, fringes and research support to conceptualize, develop and build instrumentation suitable to advanced research in chemistry fields. Also includes an additional one-time amount of up to $100,000.

Deadline: September

Association of Public Health Laboratories

  • APHL-CDC Bioinformatics Fellowship
    Aims to train and prepare bioinformaticians to apply their expertise within public health and design tools to aid existing public health personnel in the use of bioinformatics.
    Deadline: February


       Deadline: June

British Academy

  • Newton International Fellowships
    Enable researchers to work for two years at a UK institution with the aim of fostering long-term international collaborations.

       Deadline: March

Brookhaven National Laboratory

  • Goldhaber Distinguished Fellowship
    Three-year appointments awarded to candidates with exceptional talent and credentials who have a strong desire for independent research at the frontiers of their fields.

       Deadline: March

Burroughs Wellcome Fund

       Pre-proposal Deadline: September

  • Postdoctoral Enrichment Program
    Provides a total of $60,000 over three years to support the career development activities for underrepresented minority postdoctoral fellows in a degree-granting institution in the U.S. or Canada whose training and professional development are guided by mentors committed to helping them advance to stellar careers in biomedical or medical research.

       Deadline: January


  • Fellowships
    CERN offers different categories of fellowship in line with different levels of education and experience.
    Deadline: Varies by fellowship

Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation

  • Damon Runyon Fellowship Award
    Encourages all theoretical and experimental research relevant to the study of cancer and the search for cancer causes, mechanisms, therapies and prevention.

       Deadlines: August, March

Dartmouth College

  • The Neukom Institute for Computational Science: Neukom Fellows
    Interdisciplinary positions for recent PhDs, DMAs or MFAs whose research interests or practice cuts across traditional disciplinary boundaries, and has some computational component.
    Deadline: November
  • Society of Fellows – Postdoctoral Fellowships
    These fellowships foster the academic careers of scholars who have recently received their Ph.D. degrees, by permitting them to pursue their research while gaining mentored experience as teachers and members of the departments and/or programs in which they are housed.
    Deadline: September

Department of Defense

       Deadline: Applications accepted anytime

Department of Energy

       Deadlines: January 15, June 15

        Deadline: December

       Deadline: January

Department of Transportation

  • Postgraduate Research Opportunity in Science, Technology and Engineering
    Under the guidance of a mentor, the selected participants will have the opportunity to conduct research on existing and emerging technologies, processes, and approaches for communications, navigation, and surveillance technologies that can be used to enhance the future of transportation.
    Deadline: May

Earth Institute at Columbia University

  • Fellows Program
    The premier program in the world for those dedicated to a better understanding of critical scientific and social issues in global sustainable development.
    Deadline: October

Engineering World Health

  • Summer Institutes
    Two-month service abroad program that places participants in the hospitals and clinics of low-resource countries to assist with equipment maintenance, repair and training.
    Deadlines: November, December & January


  • Facebook Reality Labs Liquid Crystal Research Awards
    The aim of the FRL Liquid Crystal Research Awards is to encourage young generations in the LC field and in other cross-disciplinary fields to help unlock the possibilities of LC technology in the AR/VR field.
    Deadline: July

Fulbright Scholar Program

Deadline: September

Harvard University

  • Rowland Fellows Program
    Provides early career scientists with funding for up to five years to establish an independent research program.
    Deadline: August
  • Environmental Fellows Program
    Recent doctorate recipients work for two years with Harvard faculty to create new knowledge while also strengthening connections across academic disciplines.
    Deadline: January

Heart Rhythm Society

        Deadline: February

Human Frontier Science Program

  • Postdoctoral Fellowships
    The HFSP fellowship program supports proposals for frontier, potentially transformative research in the life sciences. Applications for high-risk projects are particularly encouraged. The projects should be interdisciplinary in nature and should challenge existing paradigms by using novel approaches and techniques.
    Deadline: August

Jacobs Technion-Cornell Institute

  • Runway Startup Postdoc Program
    Accepts PhDs who have graduated within the past 5 years or students nearing the end of their PhD program. Candidates are interested in the application of digital technologies in a broad sense.

       Deadline: April

James S. McDonnell Foundation

  • Postdoctoral Fellowship Awards
    Support scholarship and research directed toward the discovery and refinement of theoretical and mathematical tools contributing to the continued development of the study of complex, adaptive, nonlinear systems.

       Deadline: June

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

  • Lawrence Fellowship
    Fellowships are awarded to candidates with exceptional talent, scientific track records, and potential for significant achievements.

      Deadline: October 1


  • Lilly Innovation Fellowship Award Program
    Identify and foster exceptional post-doctoral scientists pursuing ground breaking research projects. The prestigious LIFA program pairs a post-doctoral scientist with their academic mentor and a Lilly scientist, who serves as an industry mentor, to advance an innovative research proposal developed by the fellow.
    **Internal Competition- Log in with WUSTL Key (for some users, typle “accounts” before WUSTL Key

    Internal Deadline: December


       Deadline: February

Los Alamos National Laboratory

  • Distinguished Postdoctoral Fellows
    Candidates must display extraordinary ability in scientific research, potential to impact Laboratory programs and/or ability to establish new capabilities, and show clear promise of becoming outstanding leaders.
    • Richard P. Feynman (RPF) Fellow in Theory and Computing: this fellowship recognizes individuals whose research is in theory or computing.
    • Darleane Christian Hoffman (DCH) Fellow: this fellowship recognizes, encourages, and rewards outstanding scientific and engineering contributions by women.
    • J. Robert Oppenheimer (JRO) Fellow: this fellowship recognizes individuals whose research aligns with the Laboratory’s mission.
  • Fellows
    • Harold Agnew National Security Postdoctoral Fellows: pursue cutting-edge experi­mental, theoretical, computational science, and engineer­ing research aligned with the national security mission.
    • Director’s Postdoctoral Fellows: collaborate with LANL scientists and engineers on staff-initiated research.
    • Chick Keller Postdoctoral Fellows in Space and Earth Science: pursue cutting-edge experimental, theoretical, computational, and engineering research covering one of the four Center for Space and Earth Science (CSES) Science Disciplines: Astrophysics and Cosmology, Space Science, Solid Earth Geoscience and Climate Science.
    • Nicholas C. Metropolis Postdoctoral Fellows: pursue cutting-edge research in the areas of computational and computer science, physics, and engi­neering.

Monell Chemical Senses Center

  • Postdoctoral Fellowship Program
    Positions are currently available for interdisciplinary training and research in the areas of Sensation and Perception, Genetics, Neuroscience and Molecular Biology, Environmental and Occupational Health, Nutrition and Appetite, Health and Well-Being, and Chemical Ecology and Communication.

National Aeronautics and Space Administration

  • Postdoctoral Fellowships
    Provide early-career and more senior scientists the opportunity to share in NASA’s mission, to reach for new heights and reveal the unknown so that what we do and learn will benefit all humankind.

      Deadline: March 1, July 1, November 1

National Center for Atmospheric Research

  • Postdoctoral Fellowship Program
    Conduct independent research at the National Center for Atmospheric Research. ASP fellows are part of a collaborative cohort, are mentored by leading NCAR scientists and engineers, and benefit from the breadth of science and training happening at NCAR.

       Deadline: January

National Energy Technology Laboratory

National Institutes for Health (NIH)

  • F05 International Research Fellowships
    To provide collaborative research opportunities for qualified foreign scientists who hold a doctoral degree or its equivalent in the biomedical or behavioral sciences.

       Deadlines: April, August, December

       Deadlines: April, August, December

  • F32 Ruth L. Kirschstein Postdoctoral Individual National Research Service Award
    To provide postdoctoral research training to individuals to broaden their scientific background and extend their potential for research in specified health-related areas.
    • Deadlines: April, August, December

    • K01 Mentored Research Scientist Career Development Award
      The purpose of this program is to provide support and protected time for an intensive, supervised career development experience in the biomedical, behavioral, or clinical sciences leading to research independence. Some NIH Institutes use the K01 to enhance workforce diversity, or for individuals who propose to train in a new field, or for individuals who have had a hiatus in their research career.

          Deadlines: February, June, October

    National Renewable Energy Laboratory

    • Research Participant Program
      Seeking qualified postdocs for temporary researcher appointments. As a postdoctoral researcher, you’ll have the opportunity to receive advanced training from a mentor and to enhance your professional skills. The appointment also would support the research independence required to pursue your chosen career path.
    • Director’s Fellowship
      The NREL Director’s Fellowship attracts the next generation of exceptionally qualified scientists and engineers with outstanding talent and credentials in renewable energy research and related disciplines.

           Deadlines: March, September

    National Research Council

    National Science Foundation (NSF)

    • Atmospheric and Geospace Sciences Postdoctoral Research Fellowships
      The program supports researchers for a period of up to 2 years with Fellowships that can be taken to the institution or national facility of their choice. The program is intended to recognize beginning investigators of significant potential, and provide them with experience in research that will broaden perspectives, facilitate interdisciplinary interactions and help establish them in leadership positions within the Atmospheric and Geospace Sciences community.

            Deadline: Applications accepted anytime

    • EAR Postdoctoral Fellowships (EAR-PF)
      The Division of Earth Sciences (EAR) awards Postdoctoral Fellowships to recent recipients of doctoral degrees to conduct an integrated program of independent research and professional development.  Fellowship proposals must address scientific questions within the scope of EAR disciplinary programs and must align with the overall theme for the postdoctoral program.

           Deadline: September

    National Security Innovation Network

    • Technology and National Security Fellowship
      An opportunity for technologists and entrepreneurs to serve their country by embedding with key decision makers at the top levels of the U.S. Government to provide advice and emerging expertise for issues at the critical intersection of national security and technology.
      Deadline: May

    Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education

    Oak Ridge National Laboratory

    • Distinguished Staff Fellowship Program
      Aims to cultivate future scientific leaders by providing dedicated mentors, resources, and enriching research opportunities at a national laboratory. Fellowships are awarded to outstanding early-career scientists and engineers, new to ORNL, who demonstrate success within their academic, professional, and technical areas.

           Fall and spring application windows annually

    • Innovation Crossroads
      Matches aspiring energy entrepreneurs with experts, mentors and networks in technology-related fields to take their world-changing ideas from R&D to the marketplace.

           Deadline: October

    Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

    • Linus Pauling Distinguished Postdoctoral Fellowship
      Pauling Fellows will be encouraged through active mentoring by internationally recognized scientists and equipped with the resources to carry out a research program of their own design. They will learn cutting-edge approaches, utilize and build state-of-science capabilities, as well as contribute to research efforts that advance scientific frontiers and solve pressing challenges for the nation.

    Resources for the Future

    • Gilbert F. White Distinguished Visiting Fellowship
      Intended for researchers in any discipline who have a doctoral degree and wish to devote a year to scholarly work in areas related to natural resources, energy, or the environment.
    • John V. Krutilla Research Stipend
      Intended for young scholars who have been awarded a doctoral degree in the past 5 years. The focus of the award is research related to environmental and resource economics.

    Sandia National Laboratories

    • Truman Fellowship
      Truman Fellows conduct independent ground-breaking research that supports Sandia’s national-security mission. Fellows choose their own research topics and benefit by having access to Sandia’s state-of-the-art facilities and collaborating with some of the nation’s best scientists and engineers.

           Deadline: November 1 of year prior to start date

    • John von Neumann Fellowship
      Opportunity to conduct innovative research in computational mathematics and scientific computing on advanced computing architectures. Von Neumann Fellows apply their research findings to a broad range of science and engineering problems of national importance.

           Deadline: November

    • Jill Hruby Fellowship
      This fellowship aims to develop women in the engineering and science fields who are interested in technical leadership careers in national security.

           Deadline: November

    Schlumberger Foundation Faculty for the Future

           Deadline: November

    Smithsonian Institution

          Deadline: December 1 for most fellowships

    Stanford Medicine

    Stanford University

    The Helen Hay Whitney Foundation

    • Research Fellowship
      To attain its ultimate goal of increasing the number of imaginative, well-trained and dedicated medical scientists, the Foundation grants financial support of sufficient duration to help further the careers of young men and women engaged in biological or medical research.

           Deadline: June

    United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)

           Deadline: August

    Washington University

           Deadline: April